We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

White Elephant

$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
146 Hazelwood Dr, South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 873-8341
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 15 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Stellar Thai Food

Super nice people, damn good Northern Thai cuisine, and a warm and inviting environment. Our new go to Thai joint in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2014
Scrappleking
Good for:
  • Families with children
Add Photo

15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Super nice people, damn good Northern Thai cuisine, and a warm and inviting environment. Our new go to Thai joint in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

White Elephant is a very small out of the way restaurant in the Brentwood neighborhood. The food is very tasty with good sized portions and the prices are reasonable. The staff are very friendly and attentive. Highly recommended if you are in the neighborhood. My favorites are the basil chicken and pad mee noodles.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
minneapolis
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This place is small local restaurant, off a major road but basically in a neighborhood. Not fancy but we found the food to be tasty and very affordable. There are only about 8 tables in the place. When we walked in (happened to be staying down the road in San Bruno and wanted to avoid all of the chain restaurants... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maplewood NJ
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Stumbled upon this place on our way from SFO. Looked it up on TA and decided to stop. Area and decor are not the best but the food was yummy. I had the summer rolls - they were very fresh. Spouse had the pad thai - very good. Worth the stop and would be back the next time we're coming... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chesapeake, Virginia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I love Thai food!!! and had some of the worse Panang Beef Curry here. The meat i swear was pot roast beef, it was fatty and tasted like pot roast. The portion of rice to curry was horrible, there was only enough curry to cover half of the rice. The Tom Gai soup was good. I will not go back... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Campinas, SP
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Terrible services. Dark environment. Waiter does not speak good English - at least not enough to provide a good service. Expensive. I've order a steak that was not really good... It seems an old restaurant.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cupertino, California
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

FOOD: The food here was fairly decent. But I'm not sure that it's exceptional enough to command the inflated price. We enjoyed the red curry and spicy duck but were underwhelmed by the skimpy meat-to-veggie ratio. Also, the Tom Yom soup, though satisfactory overall, was a tad under seasoned. SERVICE: The service was top-notch. Our waitress was very upbeat, helpful,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Federal Way, Washington
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Found this place by a different name when looking for a place for lunch. Anyway the Thai food was good and the atmosphere was like being in Thailand. So I give this place a thumbs up for lunch.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We were visiting the SF Bay area and wanted Thai food. We found really good Thai food at the White Elephant. The glass noodle salad was super good, pad thai yummy, and the ginger garlic black mushroom veggie dish was nicely done. Great staff. Love small personal eateries like this one. Would definitely return.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Honolulu, Hawaii
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

Very yummy Thai food. A little hole in the wall with slow service, but the food is definitely worth the wait. The stuffed eggplant is amazing. The yellow and green curries were among the best I've had (and I'm a green curry snob). The Pad See Eew tasted like it does everywhere else, so order something more interesting. Soup was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed White Elephant also viewed

South San Francisco, CA
South San Francisco, CA
 
South San Francisco, CA
 

Been to White Elephant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 146 Hazelwood Dr, South San Francisco, CA 94080
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: (650) 873-8341

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from White Elephant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?